TedxNashville Inaugural Event: Innovators in Health Care and Collaboration Planning Event

We’re seeking the greatest, most innovative minds in our community for mind-altering, life-changing discussions. We are reaching out to key community members and requesting their suggestions regarding potential speakers for our events. For our first event, our theme is innovation in health care and collaboration. If you have in mind a person in your network that is truly a world-class innovator in their field, please contact us here.

What is TED?
TED (http://www.ted.com) is a small nonprofit devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading”. It started in 1984 as a conference bringing together the greatest minds from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then, its scope has become ever broader. Along with the annual TED Conference in Long Beach, California, TED has created a new TEDx community program.

What is TEDxNashville?
In the spirit of “Ideas Worth Spreading”, TEDxNashville is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At our TEDxNashville event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection among the participants.

Nashville is a unique community with several populations of truly extraordinary individuals whose work is changing the world.  Be they scientists, artists or philosophers their efforts serve to fundamentally shift how we understand our environment and live our lives.  TEDxNashville will provide a collaborative platform for our greatest minds to share their passions and inspire our own. Please join us in creating a model for TEDx communities worldwide.

While the main TedxNashville event is scheduled for February 2010, a planning and brainstorming meeting will be held on Monday, October 19, 2009, at Station Inn from 11am to 1pm. The goal for this preliminary meeting is to gather members from various sectors of the community to help envision what a successful first TedxNashville event will look like and how it can best be executed.  Your input, expertise, and advice will contribute to the development of this landmark event for the Nashville community.

This planning meeting will include lunch from Jimmy Carl’s Barbecue for $10 per person.

Your attendance at this planning and brainstorming meeting would be greatly valued. Please RSVP by Monday, October 12, 2009 with your name and a 50-word bio (to be distributed to all attendees) to TEDxNashville@gmail.com. If you cannot attend, but would like to delegate a proxy to attend on your behalf, please indicate such in your RSVP.

For questions about this planning meeting or about TEDxNashville, please contact TEDxNashville@gmail.com or see http://www.digitalnashville.net/group/tedxnashville. For further information about TED, please visit http://www.TED.com

We hope to see you on October 19th!

Sincerely,
TEDxNashville Planning Team